1161—Biodegradable Crop Mulch Project…Learning About Wool from Farm to End Use

  • Bioplastic Crop Mulch Research
  • Wool Camp for Youth
  • Pollinator-friendly Landscape Plants



00:01:09—Bioplastic Crop Mulch Research–K-State biological and agricultural engineer Vaishali Sharda talks about a major research project involving three universities, including K-State, which has set out to develop a fully-degradable bioplastics product that can be applied to crop fields for the purposes of soil and water conservation and weed control:  she’ll be working on the product application and crop impact aspects of this National Science Foundation-funded effort


00:12:06—Wool Camp for Youth–K-State sheep and meat goat specialist Alison Crane talks about the 2nd annual Flint Hills Farm to Fashion Camp for youth, which will take place in late June on the K-State campus:  it’s an opportunity for young people to learn about how a farm product eventually becomes a commercial product…in this case, wool


00:23:06—Pollinator-friendly Landscape Plants–On this week’s horticulture segment, Central Kansas Extension District horticulture agent Jason Graves discusses landscape plant selection for attracting bees and other pollinators to the home setting…that’s the topic he addressed on the latest K-State Garden Hour yesterday

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